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1
Q

What type of landing gear do we have?

A

We have hydraulically operated, retractable, and tricycle landing gears.

2
Q

What are the important V-Speeds with our landing gear?

A

VLO (down) 140

Vlo (up) 109

3
Q

How is the hydraulic system furnished?

A

It is electrically powered, and it is a reversible hydraulic pump.

4
Q

How long does gear retraction or extension take place?

A

6 to 7 seconds

5
Q

When the gear is fully extended what helps keep the gear in place?

A

Springs and down lock hooks. The springs are hyrdaulically pressured

6
Q

How do you know that your landing gear is down?

A

There is a mirror and the three green lights illuminate when the gear is down. There is also a warn gear unsafe annunciation switch.

7
Q

What must be done to ensure that your landing gear lights are full green?

A

The day switch must be turned on for the lighting.

8
Q

What does the squat switch do to aid with the landing gear?

A

If you are on the ground the squat switch prevents the gear from retracting.

9
Q

If your hydraulic system on your gear fails when in flight what can be done to make sure the gear can be extended?

A

Gravity will allow the gear to go down. There is an emergency gear extension knob located on the left of the gear extension switch.

10
Q

Nose wheel information

A

30 degree arc of movement. There is a shimmy dampener in the nose gear to aid the steering of the aircraft.